Representatives of the Tri-State Italian-American Congress presented $25,000 in scholarships to a group of students of Italian heritage from 25 Catholic elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Newark. The awards were presented in a ceremony in the auditorium of the Archdiocesan Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, was joined by Louis Vele, president of Tri-State and Ralph A. Contini, Tri-State treasurer and executive director, in making the presentations. Award winners were nominated by individual schools.
“We’re truly grateful for the support that Tri-State is giving to needy families here in the Archdiocese who want their children to receive the excellent faith-filled education that our schools offer,” said Cardinal Tobin, of the partnership between the Archdiocese and the Congress.
In the 15 years of the scholarship program, Tri-State has helped more than 3,000 students attend and succeed at Catholic schools.